Mounting numbers at ED

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Linkedin Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter THERE were 43 people waiting for admission on trolleys and wards at the University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday of this week, the highest number in the country, including Dublin. 15 were waiting for a bed in wards and 28 on trolleys in the hospital’s emergency department. This is the third week running that the Limerick hospital has been at the forefront of the trolley crisis, having the highest numbers in the country twice and the highest outside Dublin once. Hospital management said that there are unusually high attendances at the emergency department in recent weeks. They are trying to expedite admissions by moving suitable patients to other hospitals. Advertisement Previous article200 homes listed for repossessionNext articleLimerick Electric Picnic acts Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printcenter_img TAGSfeatureduniversity hospital limerick Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed NewsBreaking newsMounting numbers at EDBy Bernie English – September 2, 2015 647 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

first_imgTwitter Advertisement This round of funding will see 11 projects across Limerick receive €394,336 from the COVID-19 Stability Fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I want to welcome this tranche of funding for projects in Limerick. The funding will provide an immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprise.  “The groups receiving this funding have put their communities first during this unprecedented pandemic. They have all made huge sacrifices to help others.   Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleMore than 100 children waiting over a year for speech therapyNext articleREVIEW: Limerick SHC, PIHC, IHC and JAHC Round Up Staff Reporter “Today’s funding will be a welcome cash injection to support them in their most important work,” concluded Minister Collins. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postniall collins Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emailcenter_img MINISTER of State for Skills and Further Education and Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick County Niall Collins has welcomed additional funding from the COVID-19 Stability Fund for projects in Limerick.     Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin LimerickNewsCollins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability FundingBy Staff Reporter – September 7, 2020 130 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Home invaders pose as police, gunfight breaks out with family inside

first_imgKFSN-TV(FRESNO, Calif.) — A gunfight broke out at a home and a suspect was killed when men posing as sheriff’s deputies attempted a home invasion and got more than they bargained for from the family inside.The situation occurred in Tulare County, California, around 10 p.m. on Tuesday when a family was sitting inside their home and heard a loud banging on their front door with several men yelling “sheriff’s office” in an attempt to get the occupants to let them in, according to ABC News’ Fresno station KFSN-TV.But when the family didn’t let the men at the door in, the suspects decided to force their way into the home.“They can hear them yelling ‘Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office,’” says Tulare County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Torres. “The victims thought it was odd that it was late hours, so the suspects then forced their way into the living room area, they busted the front door.”It was at this point the occupants inside the home knew the suspects were not law enforcement since they weren’t wearing uniforms or badges and a gunfight broke out between the homeowner and the home invaders.One of the suspects was struck in the upper body by the homeowner while his wife, child and another man ran for safety.The suspect who was shot died at the scene while the other suspects made a run for it after their attempted home invasion.“Although we are in the early stages, it was a home invasion that went terribly wrong,” Torres said. “There were four people in the residence, along with a 13-year-old that could have all been killed if it wasn’t for the homeowner taking action.”Authorities say they are not ready to release the motive behind the break in and that the identity of the man who was killed will be revealed after the autopsy which will be completed on Thursday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Open Season to test customer demand for German LNG terminal

first_imgDutch companies Gasunie and Vopak and Germany’s  Oiltanking are in the process of establishing the joint venture named German LNG Terminal.The purpose of the joint venture is to build, own and operate an LNG import terminal in northern Germany that will also provide LNG distribution services, a Vopak statement reads.To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed insight in customer demand, the joint venture intends to launch an open season starting January 17.The terminal offers the opportunity to further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative low-emission fuel for ships and trucks, the statement said.The development of the LNG facility is currently focusing on the location Brunsbüttel. The presence of the adjacent port of Hamburg and the industrial companies located in the region represents an attractive business environment, it said.Via the Kiel Canal, in the direct proximity of the intended terminal, the Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States can easily be reached.The start of the open season marks an important milestone in the development of Germany’s first LNG terminal. The aim of the facility is to provide discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges.In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture.Subject to, among others, the outcome of the open season start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in the fourth quarter 2022, the statement said.last_img read more

BP starts up Egypt’s West Nile Delta stage two production

first_imgUK-based energy giant and LNG player BP produced first gas from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.The project, which produces gas from the Giza and Fayoum fields, was developed as a deepwater, long-distance tie-back to an existing onshore plant, BP said in a statement.The successful startup is the second in a string of new upstream major projects expected to be brought online in 2019 for BP.Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, said, “with the second stage of West Nile Delta now online, BP has now safely brought 21 new upstream major projects into production over the last three years, keeping us on track to deliver 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2021.”The West Nile Delta development includes a total of five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks. It was originally planned as two separate projects, but BP and its partners realized the opportunity to deliver it in three stages, accelerating delivery of gas production commitments to Egypt.Stage one of the project, which started producing in 2017, included gas production from the first two fields, Taurus and Libra.The Giza and Fayoum development, which includes eight wells, is currently producing around 400 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) and is expected to ramp up to a maximum rate of approximately 700 mmscfd.The third stage of the West Nile Delta project will develop the Raven field. Production is expected in late 2019.When fully onstream in 2019, combined production from all three phases of the West Nile Delta project is expected to reach up to almost 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), equivalent to about 20 percent of Egypt’s current gas production. All the gas produced will be fed into the national gas grid.BP has an operating stake of 82.75 percent in the development.last_img read more